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Health Benefits of Giving Back

Health Benefits of Giving Back

Did you know that just by giving someone a compliment, your overall health increases dramatically? Well, it does, it has been proven by science, and when you give back, you will actually FEEL the difference inside. You will feel better, happier, healthier, and whole. And […]

Underrated Ways to Give Back

Underrated Ways to Give Back

There are so many different ways that you can give back. Some of you may be asking, well give back to who? Or to what? Well, it actually doesn’t matter to who or what we are giving back. Whether you own a small business and […]

The Kim Shapira Method

The Kim Shapira Method

The Year You Take Back Your Health! I have been on this incredible journey through the nutrition world for 20 plus years.  In this time I have had the opportunity to work in hospitals, gastroenterologists offices, sports clubs, community centers, addiction centers, taught Nutrition at […]

Emotional Hunger

Emotional Hunger

The Difference Between Physical & Emotional Hunger || Part 2 Emotional hunger leads to unnecessary eating, which many of us are at fault for each and every day. Fortunately, we are going to point out what emotional hunger feels like, and if you read the […]

Part 1: Physical Hunger

Part 1: Physical Hunger

Do You Know The Difference Between Physical Hunger & Emotional Hunger? There are two separate hunger entities, and knowing the difference between the two is very important, especially for those of you who are participating in the Kim Shapira Method. Physical hunger and emotional hunger […]

This Thanksgiving, Let’s Start A New Tradition!

This Thanksgiving, Let’s Start A New Tradition!

Thanksgiving It’s that time of year again; the time when everyone starts cooking insanely delicious food, and almost everyone overeats that food until their belly’s gain two inches right after supper. The Holidays are a beautiful time, to be with loved ones and celebrate one […]

Dangers of Water Fasting

Dangers of Water Fasting

Fasting For thousands of years, if not more, people have been water fasting for a variety of reasons. One of the more common reasons that people are doing it [more recently] is for weight loss. I’d like to point out upfront, that this is not […]

Are You Narrow-Minded?

Are You Narrow-Minded?

Narrow-Mindedness, It Just Isn’t Good Do you consider yourself narrow-minded? Not likely. Most people, even the ones that are narrow-minded don’t believe they are. Which is very narrow-minded. All joking aside, we can all benefit from trying to be a little more open-minded. Narrow-mindedness can […]

Do You Have A Fixed Mindset?

Do You Have A Fixed Mindset?

Fixed Mindset Many people throughout history and today have a Fixed Mindset. And by that, I do not mean, that they are not open minded, rather a fixed mindset is when you believe your intelligence and traits are fixed. That there is no way to […]

How to Change Your Habits

How to Change Your Habits

Habits, Can They Be Changed? In today’s society, it is easy to get sucked into a variety of bad habits. Part of what makes that so easily possible is peer pressure, or our environment. The other part is our intentions; what we make of them […]

Prostate Cancer & FIsh Oil…Are They Linked?

Prostate Cancer & FIsh Oil…Are They Linked?

Prostate Cancer & Fish Oil The ever so growing trend of taking fish oil supplements might not be as beneficial as they are leading you to believe. As I always say, “Everything in moderation!” When we find out about the newest trend, just about everyone […]


Read This Before You Juice Cleanse

Read This Before You Juice Cleanse

Juice Cleansing May Be Worse Than You Think!

There are a few different reasons as to why they may be doing more damage than improvement for you. Knowing these can be very helpful, especially if juice cleanses are something that you do regularly or consistently. Whether or not you believe in them, this short read maybe an article worth looking over, as it may aid some of your more health crazed your family and friends.

One of the biggest reasons that juice cleanses are possibly doing more harm than you thought is because of one of its contents: Fruits. There are insoluble fibers that are lost when you blend fruits versus eat them normally. Those fibers stick to your digestive tract, and helps to coat your digestive system. This protects your blood stream from the sugars. When you eat fruits (no blending), that insoluble fiber sticks around, pun intended, and protects you from future diseases, including type-2 diabetes. This can all be found from an in-depth 2013 published study from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Furthermore, those fruits will get you on track to add huge calories that aren’t being felt as they should. Meaning, you are getting a bunch of sugar calories that aren’t making you full. This can lead to over-eating very easily and should be avoided if possible. If this is something that you have been doing, it is easy to fix the problem; just stop including fruit into your juices. I know they taste better, but your body isn’t liking you for it. More veggies mean less calories, less sugars, less tricky hungriness, and more beneficial nutrients. If you are trying to lose weight or even just change your diet to become healthier, it is always best to  just reach out to a dietician. Plus, then you don’t have to do hours of your own online research to find a diet that might not be healthy or might not even work!

 

Thanks for reading today! I hope you gained some insightful knowledge from this, I sure did! Don’t forget to cut the fruits out of your juices! Oh, and leave your thoughts in the Comments section below. Thanks again!

xoxo

Kim Shapira MS, RD